Texas Right to Life responds to libelous attacks

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We at Texas Right to Life are saddened to be targeted by a former abortion mill worker who habitually sows division among Pro-Life advocates. She even emailed our Executive Director, announcing plans of her impending attack on Texas Right to Life.

Regrettably, this activist attempts to posit a nonexistent affiliation between Texas Right to Life and Planned Parenthood, claiming she has evidence. We know that we shouldn’t be amused, but seriously, evidence of that?  We’d like to see such evidence ourselves!  We are THE architects of the state budget riders that largely defunded Planned Parenthood and forced many of their Texas clinics to close, including her former place of business. Our strategy is now being copied all over America to close additional Planned Parenthood clinics. From what we can tell, her allegation stems from a legislative issue in 2005—WHEN THIS ACTIVIST WAS STILL EMPLOYED BY AMERICA’S LARGEST ABORTION CHAIN.  Explanation of that legislative issue is provided here:

Texas Right to Life incorporates both long-term and short-term legislative strategies when setting the Pro-Life agenda for each legislative session.  One long-term goal is to repeal and remove the loophole-ridden judicial bypass procedure through which minors obtain permission from judges to undergo secret abortions without parental involvement.  In order to strike this judicial bypass provision from Texas law, various parts of the existing parental involvement law must be tweaked, stricken, and/or rewritten.  A few myopic Pro-Lifers winced at striking parts of current law, claiming that such a move is just what Planned Parenthood would want, totally oblivious to the impact of closing the judicial bypass loophole, which would have ensured that a parent must give de facto consent before his/her minor daughter can undergo an abortion.

This move is part of a national strategy with far-reaching implications. However, the abortion advocates in the State House vociferously opposed efforts to remove the judicial bypass and even to tweak the evidentiary standards in regard to the pregnant minor. Despite imaginary partnerships with Planned Parenthood, the abortion industry and its advocates prefer the bypass provision and militantly oppose Texas Right to Life’s legislative initiative to strengthen the law and reduce the number of minors upon whom they can prey.

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Now, back to the forthcoming expose on Texas Right to Life.  (Nota Bene:  In war, don’t tell the enemy, either perceived or real, of your plans to attack…Just sayin’.)  On June 11th, the following email, in orange text, was sent to Jim Graham, Executive Director of Texas Right to Life.

I just wanted to let you know that I am about to send out a very shocking article (backed up with emails and correspondence) showing how you guys supported our initiatives at Planned Parenthood to rid our state of parental consent. I will also include facts about your opposition to the ultrasound bill that is now in effect and saving many lives.

I wanted to be transparent with you guys because that's what I believe in. And since you guys are on a little screenshot frenzy (Texas Right to Life did post on our own Facebook page the screenshots of the vicious tweets from this activist about our organization to let our supporters know about these lies about Texas Right to Life.), you need to know what you are about to be in for.

I'm not doing this to show any ill will (really?!), but to let your supporters know who you really are and what they are supporting when they support your organization. (Our supporters know and appreciate what we do and want us to do more of what we do so well.  In fact, we are one of the fastest growing Pro-Life organizations in America.)

I hope that by doing this, you will rethink your underhanded tactics in the next session and learn from them. (If that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black…)

If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact me. (Our attorneys have been notified of your planned libelous “article,” so – if you don’t mind – we’ll let them contact you, soon.)

If true, the journey of this activist reflects some remarkable transformations and courageous steps, and Texas Right to Life continues to pray for this former abortion mill worker, who may still be struggling with her own past abortions (publicized by her), her role in selling and overseeing abortions while at Planned Parenthood, her recent faith conversion, and her new role now as an activist, who earns sizeable profits from the Pro-Life movement when adding up her speaking fees, salaries, book deals, etc.

When Pro-Life advocates smelled untruth and hatred in her tweets, the former abortion mill leader admonished concerned parties to “hold” off from “judgment” or “refrain from comment” until her “tell-all” article was complete. Texas Right to Life’s followers and supporters wrote to us and shared their experiences with her need for the spotlight and her seeming desire to dominate and micromanage the entire Pro-Life movement, including her posts and commentary on the social media accounts of our own members and supporters.

She assuaged her beguiled fans, promising the “very shocking article” within a week.  Over two weeks later, we are ALL still waiting for this evidence and expose. Not really — we have serious work to do other than flaming on Facebook.

The Pro-Life movement will reach our goals faster when we work together and remain civil through disagreements. We have been taking libelous hits from this individual for a long time without responding and have decided that enough is enough. We will now respond to the full extent of the law.  In the meantime, as the oldest, largest, and most effective Pro-Life organization in the South, we have lives to save.

The dogs bark, and the caravan moves on.

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